M.P.A. Public Management Concentration

College of Business and Public Management

This concentration focuses on public-sector management at the local and regional levels. It is appropriate for managers and officials from local, county, and regional government bodies who desire to enhance their general management skills as well as gain insight into public policy issues of particular concern to these officials.

Public Administration Core21
PPA 500Foundations of Public Service3
PPA 501Analysis and Decision Making I3
PPA 502Analysis and Decision Making II3
PPA 503Public Budgeting & Finance3
PPA 504Public Human Resource Management3
PPA 505Public Sector Organization Theory3
PPA 506Foundations in Nonprofit Administration3
Concentration Requirements12
Selected under advisement from MPA director or faculty adviser. Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following courses:
Topics in Public Administration
Technologies for Public Administrators
Communications for Public Administrators
Law for Public Administrators
American Public Policy
Social Equity and Public Administration
Note: Students may transfer these electives in from other departments within the University or from any approved graduate certificate program.
Capstone Seminar3
PPA 600Capstone Seminar in Public Administration3
Internship or Professional Seminar3
Required for students without sufficient, professional public sector work experience
PPA 601Public Policy and Administration Internship3
or PPA 602 Professional Seminar in Public Administration
Total Credits Required39

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.